Saturday, October 20, 2012


Well, today's my birthday and it's been a week of fantastic gifts!

A new lease!  Something much safer to drive than the old car.  Baby will be able to ride in comfort, style, and safety.

The Jeep has a remote start and heated mirrors for those tough, icy New England winters and 4WD to get out of unplowed driveways.

I couldn't resist trying the car seat out!

We also went on a mini (and expensive) baby shopping spree and got a lot of small items that, when you really look at it, add up to not much...if that makes any sense: cloth diapers (for cleaning), wipes, thermometer, onesies, socks, small toys, wipes, kids movies that we can tolerate, aspirator, bibs, towels & washcloths, wipes, carseat mirror, hats, more receiving blankets, wipes, fleece pads, quilted waterproof mattress covers, bottle starter set, bottle brush, and a few more packs of wipes. Once unpacked, it looks like you barely got anything.

We also bought the nursery set that I've been wanting (pretty much since the moment we got the positive so many months ago).  We got an excellent deal online at Albee Baby ( - use coupon code "15OFF") - much cheaper than Amazon.  We did end up having to get the bumper on Amazon though.
Lambs & Ivy - Enchanted Forest Collection (illustration, not our actual nursery)
And lastly, the best gift of all...
...a clean bill of health!  Not the greatest looking scans, but as long as our baby and lovely surrogate are healthy, who cares?

Best birthday ever!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deal of the day (10/13)

Deal of the day (for U.S. customers):

Head on over to

Bumbo floor seat (in blue) with a play tray for $36.99

It comes with the $10 play tray and is still less than the cost of the seat by itself.

It''s much cheaper than Amazon, Babies 'R' Us, or Target!

You can use your Amazon log-in, & it's $5 shipping.  The cool thing is, anything you buy on has free shipping the rest of the day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

22 Weeks!!

I can't believe it's been 22 weeks already!  That means - realistically - we're probably only 14 - 16 weeks away!
Baby should be about a pound right now, and about 10 1/2 inches!!!

We're finally applying for our Visas - hope to have those by end of the month.  Looking at flights, but don't want to commit yet.

Work has been busy, with two recent long trips in a row - plus working on the house and trying to find a new truck for Morgan, I barely have time to think.  Whispers of things to come, I suppose.

Fall is setting in - the trees are turning, and it's really pretty out.  I haven't actually gone outside in months (see above), but it's nice from the windows and in the car.  :-)

Actually photo - but from 2008 (again, see above)